Faith & Grief Ministries understands loss. Throughout the year, Faith & Grief Ministries provides a place for those grieving by offering gatherings and retreats in nine various host locations throughout Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and New Jersey. Yet, Faith & Grief Ministries recognized that the holiday months tend to be the hardest for those dealing with loss. Several years ago, the founders created a special event to honor lost loved ones. The Memorial Arch, a beautiful artistic sculpture, is erected at the east end of Klyde Warren Park from December 1-20. There the public can visit, write messages of remembrance, and place names on a ribbon to live on the sculpture throughout the month as they find comfort and peace during the holiday season.
In addition to the sculpture in the Klyde Warren Park, Faith & Grief Ministries will host an Opening Ceremony on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2 pm. The multi-faith event will feature well-known speakers and performers, as well as the Dallas Fire & Rescue Honor Guard &
Terry Bently Hill is this year’s guest speaker for the Opening Ceremony. Her story of grief is inspiring to anyone who hears it. Most recently, Ms. Hill was the honoree at the Survivors Ball in Dallas. Ms. Hill is a criminal law attorney who also does advocacy work with mental illness.
The Opening Ceremony will also feature a performance by the Heritage Brass Band, a reenactment band. While clad in authentic uniforms, the band will perform period music from the Civil War, Indian Wars, WWI, and WWII.
Other special features of the event include a musical performance by Stephanie Tovar, founder of the Hanuman Homies, a local non-profit who promotes Yoga in the community.
During the Opening Ceremony, December 1st, Ruthie's Rolling Café, a Faith & Grief social partner, will be at Kylde Warren Park serving their delectable treats to those visiting the Memorial Arch.
The Memorial Arch, a living art piece, will transform from a architectural structure to one filled with billowing ribbons of remembrance as visitors honor their friends and relatives and have meaningful
moments of personal reflection throughout the month of December.
Visit www.faithandgrief.com to learn more